Adult and Family Outings

adults and families learning to quahog
Adults and families learn how to quahog during a Bay Adventure with the Coalition.

It's your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! The Buzzards Bay Coalition offers unique, exciting outings for adults and families all year long as part of our commitment to connect communities with the outdoors. Our Bay Adventures get you outside to explore the Bay we all love.

Upcoming Bay Adventures


Registration is required for all Bay Adventures. To RSVP, contact us:

First Friday Watershed Trail Run

First Friday of each month • 7-8am

trail through woods
Join a group of dedicated runners for the Watershed Trail Running Series, held on the first Friday morning of each month from May to November at a different trail around the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Join us on the first Friday morning of each month from May to November for the watershed trail running series, open to runners of all abilities! Explore the trails and enjoy the spectacular outdoors in the morning with a group dedicated to promoting the use of pre-scouted trails across the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Dates and Locations

  • Friday, August 7: The Bogs, Mattapoisett
  • Friday, Sept. 4 (location TBD)
  • Friday, Oct. 2 (location TBD)
  • Friday, Nov. 6 (location TBD)

SUP Buzzards Bay: Learn to Stand Up Paddeboard

Sunday, August 9 • 9-11am

stand up paddleboarding
Explore the Bay by paddleboard during one of these free learn to paddleboard programs.

Learn a new skill and explore one of Buzzards Bay's beautiful waterways during these unique Buzzards Bay Blueways Bay Adventures. SUP – or stand up paddleboarding – is easy to learn, great exercise, and a fun way to experience Buzzards Bay. We’ll provide the boards, instructors, and everything else you need to have a great experience.

Note: Registration for this program is now full.


Nasketucket Bay, Fairhaven


Free – Program funded by the National Park Service as part of Buzzards Bay Blueways

Learn to Quahog

Saturday, August 15 • 1-3pm

a family quahogging
Learn how to quahog during one of these free Bay Adventures.

Join the Coalition to learn how to harvest your own quahogs in Mattapoisett. We'll teach you the basics of local quahogging — what you need, how to do it, and where to go. These events will be fun and educational for the whole family.


Shining Tides Beach, Mattapoisett (end of Reservation Road)



Penikese Island Adventure

Saturday, August 29 • 9am-4pm

group of people on Penikese Island
Explore beautiful, remote Penikese Island on one of these special day-long Bay Adventures.

Join the Coalition on a full-day excursion to explore Penikese Island, a remote and beautiful island at the entrance to Buzzards Bay. You'll learn how oysters are farmed nearby, get a tour of Penikese Island School, and explore the shoreline with Coalition education staff.


Meet at the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center (21 Luscombe Avenue, Woods Hole)


  • Coalition members: $60
  • General public: $75
  • Children: $40